Beth Rosenberg, ScD, MPH


Assistant Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine
Board member, US Chemical Safety Board from Jan.1. 2013-May 31, 2014
Director of Public Health Admissions Committee
Pending, Director of joint MS engineering/ MPH track


Tufts University School of Medicine
136 Harrison Avenue
Boston, MA 02111

Phone: 617.636.3926
Fax: 617.636.4017


ScD, University of Massachusetts, Lowell
MPH, Boston University School of Public Health
BA, Wellesley College

Research Focus:

Occupational and environmental health; designing effective safety systems; creating systems of production that do not harm workers or the environment; drivers for corporations to create those systems of production and overcoming obstacles that they encounter to this endeavor, public health improvements as social change.

Current focus is safety systems and safety culture.  Recent projects include:  1)health and safety systems in former nuclear weapons production sites  2) exploring the effect of corporate social responsibility programs in Asian garment and footwear factories. 3) investigating hazards and benefits to construction workers of green construction 4) examining green innovation in companies.

Select Publications:

  1. Charles Levenstein and Beth Rosenberg Creative Mistrust New Solutions Vol. 22 (3) 283-296 2012
  2. Beth Rosenberg and Charles Levenstein. Social Factors in Occupational Health: A History of Hard Hats. New Solutions Vol. 20 (2) 239-249 2010
  3. Beth Rosenberg Interface Carpet and Fabric Company’s sustainability efforts: What the company does, the crucial role of employees and the limits of this approach. Journal of Public Health Policy 30(4) 427-437 Dec. 2009
  4. Mary Lee Dunn, Polly Hoppin, Beth Rosenberg Eula Bingham – Experience Bares “The Real World” and Smart Politics Saves Lives  New Solutions 19 (1) 81-94 2009
  5. Bonnie K. Andrews, Susan Karcz, Beth Rosenberg Hooked on a Feeling: Emotional Labor as an Occupational Hazard of The Post-Industrial Age. New Solutions Vol. 18(2) 245-255, 2008
  6. Supriya Lahiri, Charles Levenstein, Deborah Imel Nelson, Beth J. Rosenberg. The Cost Effectiveness of Occupational Health Interventions: Prevention of Silicosis. American Journal of Industrial  Medicine 48:503-514  2005
  7. Rosenberg BJ, Fulmer S and Yuan L The Ergonomics of Abrasive Blasting Operations: A comparison of steel shot and high pressure water.  Applied Ergonomics 37: 659-667 2006
  8. Rosenberg  BJ, Levenstein C and Spangler E. Change in the World of Occupational Health: Silica control, Then and Now. Journal of Public Health Policy 26 (2) 192-203 July 2005
  9. Tanios MA, El Gamal H, Rosenberg BJ, Hassoun PM: Can We Still Miss Tetrachloroethylene-Induced Lung Disease? The Emperor Returns in New Clothes. Respiration  71:642-645 2004
  10. Rosenberg, Beth Second thoughts about silicosis  New Solutions 13:3 2003
  11. David Kriebel and Beth J. Rosenberg  Lung cancer: another good reason to control silica Cancer Causes and Control 12: 785-787, 2001.